Mikayla M West
AG1 - SAC
My name is Kayla West.
I have been competitively swimming for about five years; and I
have been working in the aquatic environment as a Lifeguard
for two years. I have also been working with children as a
Swim Instructor for the past two years as well. This past
summer I was an assistant coach with the summer swim league, The
Piranhas’. This is my first year as a coach for SRST and I'm
very excited to be apart of this team! I am currently a full
time student and I hope to join EVCC's Nursing Program this
Natasza M Krajcovic
Hi I'm Natasza. I've been swimming for about 20 years and I coached
USS and high school swimming in Chicago and Boulder, CO. I have had
the pleasure of watching my oldest daughter Zosia swim for SRST
since she was 7.
During the day I teach math and write math curriculum while chasing
my 4 year old around.
I look forward to seeing all my swimmers at the pool.
Sydnie T Chesley
Silver/Gold - SAC
My name is Sydnie Chesley. I graduated from Lake Stevens in June of
2017. I've lived in Lake Stevens for most of my life. I have
competitively swam for 12 years and continue to have a passion for
it. After high school I left for the Air Force boot camp, after
getting about half way through I got medically discharged. It was a
change in plans but I plan to get back on my feet and return to
training in the future. However now I am committed to learning how
to be the best coach I can be and help further the success of our
swimmers on Stingray Swim Team.
SAC Sub Coach/Assistant
Hi! My name is Leslie Tuomisto and I am so excited to be getting
back into working with kids in the pool. I have coached,
lifeguarded, and taught swimming since the age of 16. My son Rysen
is also a Stingray. During the day (and many nights), I currently
serve as an Assistant Principal at Arlington High School. I have
two wonderful children and we love spending time as a family. When
not at the pool, we enjoy all kinds of water sports at our family
house on Mason Lake. I look forward to supporting swimmers and the
team in any way that I can!
Analeigh Riley Kessinger
AG1 - Mariner
Howdy I'm Ana! I've been swimming for 10+ years. I coach ag1 and
ag2 at Mariner. I was a lifeguard and swim instructor/swim
coach for 3 years.
Matthew W Wright
AG2 - Mariner
AG2 - Mariner
My name is Matthew, or Matt, and I’m very
honored to be starting my 5th season as a USA/PNS swim coach and my
first yr with SRST. I started competing in swimming at the young
age of 6 with the Olympic Aquatic Club (OAC) in Bremerton, WA, and
as I got older, with the Puget Sound Swim Club (PSSC) in Port
Orchard, WA. Growing up in club swim, I’ve had the
opportunity of calling 3 Olympic medalist my teammates and now, my
friends, Nathen Adrian and the Kirk sisters, Dana and Tara. I was
lucky enough to take to butterfly at a young age, witch is the best
stroke ever. As I got older, I became a very strong 200 swimmer in
both the fly and Fr.
I currently live in the Kirkland area with my Family, my wife of
almost 11 yrs, Marika, my daughter, Kailey, 6, and my son, Memphis,
15 months old. For the past 10 years, my wife and I have been the
head coaches for the Bellingham Independents Special Olympics Swim
team, as well as the Assistant Coaches for the bowling and
basketball teams. On our spare time, we love to go hiking and
camping in the Olympics, visit the grand parents, and help my dad
restore old cars.